5 Awesome Filmmaking Websites

After exploring all the wonderful filmmaking information here at Filmmaking Stuff, you may benefit from putting some other blogs on your reading list. So to that end, I'd like to point out a few of my filmmaking favorites: Jon Reiss' Website Jon Reiss wrote the famed book Think Outside The Box Office. Like most feature filmmakers, Jon realized that the world of independent … [Read more...]

Make Filmmaking Your Next Small Business

Quiet please…we have speed…ACTION! A new website is being launched today that will help take filmmaking out of Hollywood, and put it into the hands of everyday, creative people so that they can combine their life’s ambition of being a filmmaker with owning their own business. makeyourmovienow.com is the brain child of Jason Brubaker, a Los Angeles-based independent … [Read more...]

Screenwriting How To Protect Your Material

Stop screenwriting rip offs

Since starting Filmmaking Stuff, many screenwriters have written me, asking if I could provide advice on how they can protect their screenplay from theft. I usually tell screenwriters that most producers will not go through the process of raising a gazillion dollars without compensating the screenwriter fairly. However, as my screenwriter friend Jurgen Wolff points out, … [Read more...]

Writing a screenplay-hold that template!

Today's Filmmaking Stuff guest article comes from veteran screenwriter Jurgen Wolff. I find Jurgen's approach to movie script writing to be very useful. In the following article, he expresses his thoughts on The Hero's Journey and other screenwriting templates. Writing a screenplay-hold that template! I had an email from someone asking whether I’m really against the use of … [Read more...]

Screenwriters have to make their own luck!

For filmmakers and screenwriters alike, one of the great things about screenwriter Jurgen Wolff is his ability to make things happen. As you'll discover in this week's Filmmaking Stuff guest article - when Jurgen was starting out, he learned very quickly that waiting for a lucky break was a loser's bet. He decided instead to create his own luck. - - - Luck? Screenwriters have … [Read more...]